See and Sketch @ Miller Learning Center

Cameron Berglund: designer, artist, educator and recent full time lecturer at UGA’s College of Environment and Design will facilitate a creativity lecture followed by a sketching workshop as a part of the 2021 Spotlight on the Arts Festival! Join for a short lecture on the role of sketching in creativity, drawing upon Professor Berglund’s life and experiences. A participatory site sketching session at the MLC Reading Room follows. No prior knowledge or experience needed! Necessary equipment will be provided!

Digital Clinton: Slavery and Freedom in Middle Georgia and Reflections on Our Mutual Past

In 1848, William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; c. 1826-c. 1891) escaped from slavery in Macon, Georgia. Ellen, who was born in Clinton, Georgia, could pass for white and disguised herself as a wealthy, physically ill enslaver traveling North for medical treatments; William accompanied her as his "master's" devoted, enslaved valet; both traveled openly by train, steamship, and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day.  

Documenting the Body of State: Paper and the Archive of Early American Constitutionalism

Asheesh Kapur Siddique, assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is a historian of early America and the early modern Atlantic world and is currently completing a book about knowledge and governance in the early modern British empire. In this virtual talk, Siddique argues that the mode of constitution-making inaugurated in the aftermath of the American Revolution represented not an invention of written constitutionalism--as is often claimed--but instead a revision of the relationship between document and statecraft in early modern Europe.